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TAKING STEPS

In "Taking Steps", Christoph Winkler takes a closer look at the ‘Lifelong Learning’ program initiated by the Unesco and the OECD and applies it to the daily life of dancers: how does learning take place in dance and where does economical contingency reflect itself in daily practice? Or to carry a common metaphor further: If the body is the instrument of the dancer and we are all human capital, then what’s playing?


Source : Christoph Winkler


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Winkler, Christoph

Christopher Winkler is one of the most versatile choreographers in Germany. His work covers a wide range of formats and deals with topics both of a very personal nature as well as highly political contributions to current social discourse.

Born in Torgau in the former GDR, he was a multiple Spartakiad winner in the disciplines weightlifting and judo as a teenager. He then studied martial arts and breakdance, before being accepted at the National Ballet School in Berlin. After the fall of the wall, he danced in video productions for MTV and worked as a bodyguard and construction worker. In the early 1990’s, he performed in underground techno clubs. Then he studied choreography for four years at the prestigious School for Drama “Ernst Busch“ and founded Klangkrieg Productions, a platform for experimental music. Under this label, he produce work by numerous acclaimed musicians such as the Venetian Snares or Current Value. At the same time, he also curated the festival AvantPop and organized parties and concerts e.g. for the Fuckparade.

After graduating from the Ernst Busch in 1998, he consciously chose to continue working as an independent choreographer in Berlin. Right from the start, he received much critical acclaim and numerous invitations to festivals for his innovative dance style and minimalist, rigorously composed, discursive dance dramas.

In 2007, he founded the agency BERLIN GOGOS with "ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture” as a way to commercially market contemporary dance and address the economic situation of contemporary dancers today.

His works consistently deal with topics that reference issues currently discussed in society at large, but that also directly pertain to and affect the art form of dance.

  

Source : Christoph Winkler


More information : http://www.christoph-winkler.com/

TAKING STEPS

Artistic direction / Conception : Christoph Winkler

Interpretation : Luke Garwood, Martin Hansen und Christine Joy Ritter

Text : Luke Garwood, Martin Hansen und Christine Joy Ritter

Lights : André Schulz

Costumes : Lisa Kentner

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : ehrliche arbeit – bureau culturel indépendant
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